The Libertarian Party's Response to the State of the Union Address
The following is a response by Libertarian Party National Chairman William Redpath
Washington, D.C. - Following President Bush's annual State of the Union Address, the Libertarian Party issued their response from National Chairman William Redpath:
It is of utmost importance that we all attend as many of the Corzine Big Government Love Fests that we can. Even if you don't ask questions you can sit in the audience and make oinking sounds! Call, write, and/or meet with Corzine and your state legislator and let them know that you demand cuts in the size of NJ state government.
This past Saturday, Steve Lonegan was peacefully handing out flyers and holding a sign outside of one of Corzine's rally in Cape May. He was arrested, shackled, and charged with trespassing!
After many years of overspending by both Republican and Democratic administrations, NJ state finds itself in a fiscal mess. Instead of tackling the root cause of a bloated state government, our governor has launched a plan to transfer debt and to squeeze more money out of the taxpayers.
A proposed student pledge at the BCC would require students to promise to give up their right to freedom of association and freedom of conscience.
From our friends at the NRA:
Assemblyman Anthony Chiappone (D-31) is following in the footsteps of former legislators who proposed ending fishing and hunting in New Jersey by removing sportsmen and farmers from the New Jersey Fish & Game Council, thus creating a non-lethal committee within the council to deal with so-called “wildlife conflicts.”
Congressman, Presidential candidate, and former Libertarian Presidential candidate Ron Paul has been attacked by many. Several have tried to pin the "racist" tag on him.
Nelson Linder, president of the Austin National Association of Colored People during an interview with Alex Jones has stated, "Knowing Ron Paul's intent, I think he is trying to improve this country but I think also, when you talk about the Constitution and you constantly criticize the federal government versus state I think a lot of folks are going to misconstrue that....so I think it's very easy for folks who want to to take his position out of context and that's what I'm hearing," said Linder.
"Knowing Ron Paul and having talked to him, I think he's a very fair guy I just think that a lot of folks do not understand the Libertarian platform"
According to an article on PolitickerNJ.com, our past Senate candidate, conservative libertarian, and Ron Paul supporter Murray Sabrin is considering a run for Senate as a Republican. See article "Ron Paul supporter ready to enter U.S. Senate race".
The NRA is rightfully asking for those who value freedom to oppose S2470, S2934/A4620 and S2431/A3035.
Update: The bills passed. They were improved slightly. See below for updated text from the NRA email alert.
On November 12, 2007 NJLP Chairman Lou Jasikoff and I attended the Eagleton Institute of Politics panel discussion on publicly funded elections in New Jersey. For this year’s experimental test of the so-called “fair and clean elections” (FACE) process, candidates in three state legislative districts were required to collect a minimum of 400 $10 contributions from residents of the district to qualify for “clean elections” labeling and funding. In the 14th District Libertarian Assembly candidate Jason Scheurer managed to meet that standard.
NJLP Chairman Louis Jasikoff received a written apology today from Gerald Pomper of the Eagleton Institute. Pomper claims that he his "prone to extravagant language to promote discussion" and reasserts his preference to keep "dissidents" out of general elections. His advice to work through the primary elections does not explain his inclusion of Dr. Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich on his list, however.
Joint Press Release
GREEN PARTY OF NEW JERSEY
NEW JERSEY CONSERVATIVE PARTY
NEW JERSEY LIBERTARIAN PARTY, INC
NEW JERSEY APPLESEED PUBLIC INTEREST LAW CENTER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 22, 2007
JUDGE'S ORDER GRANTS EQUAL TREATMENT TO ALTERNATIVE POLITICAL PARTIES IN NEW JERSEY
Newark, NJ – Last October, New Jersey Appleseed Public Interest Law Center and Emery Celli Brinkerhoff & Abady, LLP filed suit against the State of New Jersey on behalf of three alternative political parties, arguing that state statutes barring their clients from official “political party” recognition were unconstitutional and discriminatory. On October 17, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Neil H. Shuster, Presiding Judge of the Chancery Division, Mercer County, signed a Consent Order granting equal treatment to alternative political parties in New Jersey. The Order eliminates some of the structural advantages long enjoyed by the Democratic and Republican Parties. The State conceded that New Jersey election law should treat alternative parties as official “political parties” for the purposes of campaign finance, lobbying, and voter registration.
FROM BEING DISPLACED
BY OUR OWN
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
United States v. Antonelli Children
January 11th, 1999
To Whom it May Concern:
My name is Giovanni LoPresti and I am very proud to be a citizen of this country. I am a law abiding citizen with a grave concern for the safety and well being of innocent children. I was a former judicial volunteer for New Jersey Child Placement Review Board, for the displacement of children. I have family and many friends associated with law enforcement. I was a firm believer in our judicial process until I became actively involved in trying to protect 10 innocent children from being booted out in the street by our own government.
The story I am about to tell you has captured my heart and concern. I will not by any means attempt to distort any facts. I will allow you as a citizen to decide for yourself, whether booting 10 innocent children out in the street is justified. Quite frankly, I am outraged that our own government can displace innocent children without the slightest shame.